HONG KONG, May 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- On 11 May, Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network (YCYW) achieved a remarkable feat by setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title for the Most people in an online violin playing video relay. The event occurred at the Auditorium of the Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong (YCIS Hong Kong) Secondary Section. Ninety students and teachers from 10 YCYW schools participated in this impressive accomplishment, with mainland participants joined the online relay. Each participant contributed a thirty-second violin solo in succession. All ninety participants completed their performances within an hour, thereby breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most people in an online violin playing video relay. An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records confirmed the results. All participating students, teachers and their schools will receive certificates of participation in recognition of their achievements.
Ninety students and teachers from the Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most people in an online violin playing video relay.
YCYW's Music Director, Jeremy Williams, composed the music for this extraordinary event. He has a wealth of musical experience gained as a former violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Australian String Quartet, and the Principal Viola with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Jeremy knows the vital role that music plays in education at YCYW. The YCYW Education Network is committed to inspiring students through its well-structured and meticulously planned music curriculum. As part of this curriculum, violin is a mandatory instrument for all students from the age of four until Primary Three. In addition, students have opportunities to study various instruments and musical traditions from around the world on the basis of their individual interests. This approach provides a solid foundation for the musical and intellectual growth of the students.
Dr Esther Chan, YCYW's Deputy Chief Executive Officer (K-12 Education), expressed her delight at the successful achievement for setting new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, and noted how honoured the Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong, as part of the Yew Chung Education Network, was to be able to host this event. She elaborated that the record set had dual significance. First, the event coincided with the celebrations for YCYW's 90th anniversary. Second, it was a great opportunity to bring together ninety talented students and teachers from YCIS Hong Kong and the YCYW schools in the Chinese mainland to play the violin and epitomise the musical enlightenment of the Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network.
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About Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network (YCYW)
YCYW is a global education pioneer with roots in Hong Kong, China. It seeks to combine the best of Chinese and Western cultures to create a truly distinctive spectrum of educational provision. Its mission is to nurture compassionate global citizens for the building of a better world.
Madam Tsang Chor-hang was a visionary and education pioneer who founded the first Yew Chung School and Kindergarten in Hong Kong in 1932. In 1970, her daughter Dr Betty Chan Po-king joined Yew Chung to assist in its management. As a dedicated researcher in early childhood education, Dr Chan put forth an innovative concept of 'learning through play'. In 1985, Yew Chung organised the 'Pillars of Tomorrow', an Early Childhood Education Exhibition in Beijing, which was officiated by Ms Kang Keqing, the then Chairlady of the Beijing Soong Ching Ling Foundation. In 1989, Yew Chung collaborated with UNICEF to organise the world's first academic forum on early childhood education, promoting exchanges between early childhood education communities in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and around the world.
In the 1990s, Yew Chung was invited to Shanghai and Beijing to run schools for expatriates in the mainland. Following in her mother's footsteps, Dr Betty Chan Po-king and her husband, Professor Paul Yip Kwok-wah, later founded the Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network, nurturing Chinese and expatriate students to contribute to the international stage.
The educational pedigree encompasses the entire spectrum from early childhood to tertiary education including Yew Chung International Schools, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education, Yew Wah International Education Schools, Yew Wah International Education Kindergartens and Yew Wah Infant and Toddler Discovery Centres in cities covering Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Qingdao, Yantai, Tongxiang, Silicon Valley, USA and Somerset, UK. Each year, YCYW provides quality education and development opportunities for more than 13,000 teachers and students around the world.
The online violin The online violin relay was performed by students and teachers from ten Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network schools.relay was performed by students and teachers from ten Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network schools.
The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most people in an online violin playing video relay certificate.
The event took place at the Auditorium of Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong. All participants felt honoured to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most people in an online violin playing video relay.
Dr Esther Chan (left), Deputy CEO (K-12 Education) of Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network (YCYW), said that the event aligns with YCYW’s mission of music enlightenment. The official adjudicator (right) presented the certificate.
The melody was composed by Jeremy Williams (right), Music Director, Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network.
Source: Yew Chung Yew Wah Education Network